Friday Cable Ratings: ‘Gold Rush’ Once Again Leads + ‘Sanctuary,’ ‘Smackdown!,’ ‘For Better Or Worse’ & More

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Gold Rush again led Friday cable though heading towards Christmas was down sharply (0.6 points) vs. last week to  a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. A repeat of the movie ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas” on ABC Family was close behind with a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10p.

Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse‘ each were down a tenth from last week’s ratings to 0.8 and 0.9 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.

Flying Wild Alaska was down a tenth vs. last week with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Friday Night Smackdown was down two tenths to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and Sanctuary was up a tenth to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Update via @TVBill: HBO’s Life and Times of Tim rose to a 0.1 adults 18-49 rating (last week a 0.0) and 131,000 viewers.

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our primary source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100. I attempt to filter out repeats, kids shows, and most non-primetime shows. Will add extras that I see later.

Selected Friday cable ratings (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Program Net Time Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
GOLD RUSH DISC 9:00 PM 3962 1.5
BIG SCREEN MOVIE FAM 8:00 PM 3662 1.4
JEFF DUNHAMS VERY SPECIAL CMDY 10:32 PM 2552 1.0
JEFF DUNHAM: CONTROL CHAO CMDY 9:01 PM 2926 0.9
FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC 10:30 PM 2158 0.9
WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN SYFY 8:00 PM 2742 0.8
FOR BETTER OR WORSE TBSC 10:00 PM 2041 0.8
FLYING WILD ALASKA DISC 10:01 PM 2239 0.7
BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT AEN 10:00 PM 1491 0.7
MEET THE BROWNS TBSC 9:30 PM 1606 0.6
INVENTION USA HIST 10:30 PM 1261 0.6
INVENTION USA HIST 10:00 PM 1253 0.6
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1212 0.6
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 9:00 PM 1384 0.5
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:30 PM 1211 0.5
AMERICAS MOST WANTED LIF 10:00 PM 1279 0.5
SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS DSNY 8:00 PM 3332 0.5
AROUND THE HORN ESPN 5:00 PM 1054 0.5
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 11:00 PM 1032 0.4
HOUSE OF PAYNE TBSC 8:30 PM 1163 0.4
CHELSEA LATELY ENT 11:00 PM 844 0.4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 1142 0.4
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: BIG TLC 9:30 PM 1431 0.4
WIPEOUT TRU 9:00 PM 1357 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 9:00 PM 1207 0.4
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 12:00 AM 909 0.4
SANCTUARY SYFY 10:00 PM 1115 0.4


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